Dr Guy Perry

Research
  • The Crusades
  • The French-speaking world in the central Middle Ages, especially in relation to the Mediterranean
  • Social and geographical mobility 

My research focuses on social and geographical mobility during the central Middle Ages – and, in particular, during the epoch of the Crusades. My publications include John of Brienne: King of Jerusalem, Latin Emperor of Constantinople, c.1175-1237 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013); The Briennes: the Rise and Fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the Age of the Crusades, c.950-1356 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018); and a co-edited volume, The Fifth Crusade in Context: the Crusading Movement in the Early Thirteenth Century (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).

Featured Publication

 

The Briennes: The Rise and Fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the Age of the Crusades, c. 950-1356

The Briennes: the Rise and Fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the Age of the Crusades, c.950-1356 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

The Briennes were a highly important aristocratic family who hailed from the Champagne region of north-eastern France, but whose reach and impact extended across Europe and into the Crusader States in the Middle East. It is a highly dramatic and wide-ranging story of medieval mobility, not only up and down the social ladder, but in geographical terms as well. Although the Briennes were one of the great dynasties of the central Middle Ages, this book represents the first comprehensive history of the family. Taking the form of parallel biographies and arranged broadly chronologically, it explores not only their rise, glory and fall, but also how they helped to shape the very nature of the emerging European state system. This book will appeal to students and scholars of medieval France, the Mediterranean world, the Crusades and the central Middle Ages.

Teaching

My primary teaching fields include:

  • The British Isles in the central Middle Ages, 1000-1330
  • Medieval Christendom and its Neighbours, 900-1300
  • The Crusades, c.1095-1291

 

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